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Marquette Men’s Soccer: On the Big East leader board

Mike Nelson

October 18, 2011

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Prior to this season, the Marquette men’s soccer team (7-5-2, 5-0-0 Big East) never had more than 10 players score a goal in one season during Louis Bennett’s five full seasons as the head coach. This week, the team stepped over that line with two kicks. The first, in ...

Marquette Men’s Soccer: Who needs luck? MU downs Irish 1-0

Mike Nelson

October 13, 2011

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The No. 12/13 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (5-2-4, 1-2-1 Big East) may have outshot the Marquette Golden Eagles (6-5-2, 4-0-0 Big East) 17-12 Wednesday night. But Marquette had the one shot that mattered as it defeated Notre Dame 1-0. The victory keeps the Golden Eagles undefeated in Big East play, the longest Marquette has...

Marquette men’s soccer: Bode successfully transitioned from player to coach

Mike Nelson

October 11, 2011

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The player-coach relationship is unique, to say the least. The closest semblance to it is the relationship between parents and their children. It’s a relationship of trust, and a relationship with a clear hierarchy: coach...

Marquette Men’s Soccer: Check and backline bond

Mike Nelson

October 6, 2011

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It was a goal placed in the “perfect spot” that stopped junior goalkeeper David Check from posting back-to-back shutouts for the first time in 2011. He and the Marquette men’s soccer team (4-5-2, 2-0 Big East) lost to a No. 23  Northern Illinois team, according to Soccer A...

Marquette men’s soccer: Nortey found his family

Mike Nelson

September 27, 2011

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Editor’s note: This is the second part of a two-part profile on freshman James C. Nortey. For the first part, check the Tribune’s website. Hotchkiss School was supposed to be C. Nortey’s only home. He traveled from the Right to Dream A...

Marquette Men’s Soccer: Nortey leads MU to 3-2 victory over Syracuse

Special to the Tribune

September 25, 2011

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Watching freshman midfielder James “C.” Nortey move around the 18-yard box, it’s difficult to think he was not born to score goals. His work speaks for itself. Nortey’s two goals, including the game winner in the...

Marquette Men’s Soccer: Nortey’s courage, persistence led him out of Ghana

Mike Nelson

September 22, 2011

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  Editors note: This is the first part of a two part profile of men's soccer player, freshman James "C." Nortey and his journey from Ghana to Marquette. James “C.” Nortey wasn’t supposed to make it to the...

Marquette Men’s Soccer: Not everyone can ‘C’ him dance

Mike Nelson

September 15, 2011

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When older drinkers encounter younger, overly intoxicated individuals, the saying “I remember my first beer,” springs quickly to mind. Because it stood out from the crowd, much like inebriated college students, the new hip saying at Ma...

Marquette Men’s Soccer: Senior leaders return to similar results

Mike Nelson

September 13, 2011

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The Marquette men's soccer team has played two games with defender Michael Alfano and midfielder Calum Mallace back from injury — but both games brought losses, dropping the team's record to 1-4. The Milwaukee Cup remained with Wisconsin-Milwaukee Friday night as the Panthers ...

Men’s Soccer ready for Milwaukee showdown

Mike Nelson

September 8, 2011

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The last time men's soccer coach Louis Bennett brought Marquette to Engelmann Stadium to battle the Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers, Bennett said the “single biggest crowd to ever see a college game in (Milwaukee)” was on...

Defensive back line frustrated after first game

Mike Nelson

September 1, 2011

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Immature. Unorganized. Overly frustrated. Those were the words used by personnel on the Marquette men’s soccer team to describe the team’s season-opening 2-1 loss to Illinois-Chicago Saturday. Marquette started o...

Marquette Men’s Soccer: A team on the rise

Mike Nelson

August 29, 2011

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In 2009 the Marquette women’s volleyball team reversed its record and posted an 18-12 season after an 11-18 record in 2008. It followed up this reversal with a third place Big East finish in 2010. Like volleyball two years ...